Week 7 was a good one for two out of three of Canada’s MLS clubs.
On Friday night, the Vancouver Whitecaps hosted their cross-border rivals the Seattle Sounders, in their first match battling for the Cascadia Cup. Former Sounder Fredy Montero scored twice for the Whitecaps leading them to a 2-1 win over Seattle and a much-needed win. Vancouver how have 7 points in the Western Conference and are within reach of a spot above the Red Line.
The Montréal Impact held their Stade Saputo Home Opener on Saturday and hosted the red-hot expansion club Atlanta United FC. Even though the visitors truck first in the 40th minute, Ignacio Piatti converted a penalty and equalized for the home team just before the halftime whistle. The game looked like it was heading to a 1-1 draw when Quebec native Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored in the 93rd minute to give the home team a 2-1 win and their first victory of the 2017 MSL season.
On Saturday night, Toronto FC traveled to Columbus, Ohio to face The Crew in their first match battling for the Trillium Cup. TFC struck first as Jozy Altidore headed in a perfect corner kick from Victor Vazquez, but defensive lapses from Toronto FC led to two goals from The Crew, and TFC left Columbus with a 2-1 loss. It was the Reds’ first loss of the season, dropping them down to 9th place in the Eastern Conference.
Listen to live MLS play-by-play this weekend on SiriusXM Canada Talks channel 167:
Saturday April 22 at 1:00pmET Montréal Impact are away at Philadelphia Union.
Saturday April 22 at 4:00pmET Vancouver Whitecaps are away at Portland Timbers for another Cascadia Cup clash!